Friday, November 19, 2010

Let it Snow?

It's been a long winter's week! Wind storms, two days of a migraine, and the beginnings of the holiday hustle-bustle. I am trying to get some projects done around the house, in between working on merchandise for All That Jazz Vintage.

At  the top of my list for Santa this year? Five extra hours a day!

I got this frame at a garage sale last summer for $2. I finally found a space for it.

Now I need to print out some photos. I am not sure whether to do a black and white theme or color photos. I always struggle with this!

Several Christmases ago my sister gave me this framed photo collage of me and my horse, Riley. (Did you know I have a horse? More on that another time!)

For my birthday a few years ago, another cowboy-lovin' co-worker of mine had these cowboy images framed for me!

Another recent project is the completion of new pillows for my loveseats!

I have been debating for months what kind of pillows to buy or make. I have a few burlap ones I made, but wanted something else that was softer and not too busy. I finally found inspiration on a few Etsy shops (thank you My Sweet Savannah  and Shawnee23.

Using two spare pillow forms I had, I made these out of a pair of cream tab-top curtains from the thrift shop and drop cloth canvas. They blend in nicely with my slipcovers (almost too much!)

I want to get two more pillow forms so that I have a set of two for each couch.

Other than the little holly berry and pine cone tree and  the old IKEA plaid throw, I have no holiday decor out yet. Not sure if I will have time to tackle that before Thanksgiving but I will say there is a slight possibility that a snow day is in my future next week.....the chance for snow here in the Pacific Northwest is dependent on a nearly impossible combination of elements but I'm keeping my fingers crossed!

I 'm off to work on some Jazz projects. I can't wait to share with you what we'll be doing with the space for the holidays!



Rachel Noelle Pallas said...

~**~ You are a busy bee!! ;) I LOVE etsy seller shawnee23 too!! She makes the BEST pillow covers! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!Hugs,Rachel~*~*

Unknown said...

G'eve Tara ~ What beautiful pillows. Love all the pictures of you & your gorgeous horse. Will be anxious to see how you decorate that frame.

Snow? Wow! Did it get really cold out there already? We may get some next week ... I can hardly wait.

Have a beautiful Thanksgiving ~
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Tara said...

Hah! Marydon thinks I made those neat pillows! I'll take the credit any day! I might have to have you show me your technique. I have been trying to cram in a ton of Jazz stuff too. I ran myself so short on time and I've had the little one who is a huge hindrance. Tomorrow big sis and I are headed to that flea market and I am hoping to get stuff done tomorrow afternoon and Sunday cuz I have the little one Mon. and Tues. again.

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

I love these pillows! Such a great design! I also love the scarves on your last post~ do you have an etsy shop?

Unknown said...

Love the pillows...and I agree another 5 hours in the day would do nicely!
Warmest Hugs,
Sandi @ Ess D'Ess Bears and Bearly Sane Studio

Lolo @ The Adventures of Stig and Lolo said...

Your pillows look better than the Pottery Barn ones! And I am a huge fan of the black jute webbing....oh and I adore the dirty cowboy hand print photo. Amazing.
Stay warm my dear!!

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

The pillows are gorgeous!! I'm a little envious of your horse. I grew up riding. I know I've been here before but I just wanted to say how much a really love your blog! It's gorgous!

Paint Girl said...

I actually forgot I did that picture frame for you! I need to update the one of my filly now since she has gotten so big! I actually still want you to get some pictures of me and my horses this summer, with your good camera of course! I need pictures worthy of framing!
Love your pillows!

Tricia said...

Hi Michelle! I LOVE your pillows...I saw some of that jute webbing the other day at the store and really liked it. Hope you're having a good weekend :)

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Love the are off to a great start!

Anonymous said...

I don't know if we will see much snow at my house. we are to close to the sound. But it certainly is COLD! I am usually done decorating by thanksgiving day but this year I'm waiting until after since I want a real tree.

Desert Rose said...

yes everything is looking so you are having tons of fun working on it!